Family activities, barn yard fun, live music, wine tastings, and book signings by Long Island authors fill the weekend.
Mattituck, NY (July 1, 2013) — Harbes Family Farm is celebrating a twenty-five year tradition of growing, and selling, Long Island’s sweetest corn. Taking place during the July 13-14, 2013 weekend from 10 AM until 6 PM at Harbes Family Farms and Vineyard at 715 Sound Avenue in Mattituck, NY is Harbes Annual Sweet Corn Festival. Harbes Super Sweet Corn, which Newsday called, “Long Island’s Best Corn,” has been the product of years of variety selection by Ed Harbes, general manager at Harbes Family Farm.
Sweet Corn Festival activities include: working border collie demonstrations that show these highly specialized dogs in action (kids can play with the friendly dogs after the performance), corn eating contests, corn related games, sack races, corn crafts for kids, and “what’s all the buzz about bees,” where the public can learn about bees and safely observe them in a glass enclosed habitat. In addition to Harbes’ usual menu will be corn foods such as corn dogs, corn fritters, corn pizza, and corn salsa.
For those who want the thrill of blasting an ear of corn through the air, Harbes Family Farm is set to launch their new Corn Cannon during the festival. The Corn Cannon uses compressed air to shoot the ears at targets downrange behind Harbes Barnyard Adventure. Harbes Barnyard Adventure also includes a bounce house, a bee museum, pig races, Bunnyville, Goat Mountain, a Hedge Maze, the Three Little Pig’s houses, and numerous other activities and exhibits of farm animals.
Also new for this year’s festival is an appearance by notable authors from the Long Island Authors and Writers Society (http://www.LIAWS.org). Award-winning, bestselling authors from the not-for-profit organization will be on hand from 11 AM until 3 PM on Saturday, July 13 to meet readers and sign books. LIAWS works to promote the craft of writing at all levels on Long Island.
Harbes Family Farm has activities for all ages. While The Barnyard Adventure is geared toward children, many adults enjoy it as well. Singing Hayrides and live music round out the weekend events. Harbes turn-of-the-century Wine Tasting Barn will be open for tastings and the public will have the chance to sample Harbes Vineyard’s award-winning wines and new wine releases. General Admission to all common areas is free.
Harbes Family Farms, based in Mattituck, Long Island New York has 5 unique agro tourism properties spread across more than 200 acres. In the farms situated in Mattituck, NY and Jamesport, NY are planted: sweet corn, field corn, grape vineyards, melons, berries, and other produce. Farm stands, family based farm activities, and wine tasting rooms compliment the working farms. The Harbes family has been farming Long Island for 13 generations. Harbes Family Farm was founded in 1978 by Ed and Monica Harbes. Harbes Farms planted its first grape vineyard in 2003. Harbes Family Farms are a key destination attraction on the North Fork of Long Island, NY. For further information, please visit: http://www.harbesfamilyfarm.com.
Harbes Family Farm
715 Sound Avenue